Singalong in Ipswich
Singalong A Sound of MusicIpswich RegentLast nightAnd then I don't feel so bad!Nuns by the score, Lonely Goatherds, Goats, Bees, Edelweiss, Moonbeams Baronesses, Nazis and even the Hills descended on the Ipswich Regent last evening.
Singalong A Sound of Music
And then I don't feel so bad!
Nuns by the score, Lonely Goatherds, Goats, Bees, Edelweiss, Moonbeams Baronesses, Nazis and even the Hills descended on the Ipswich Regent last evening. It was a marvellous sight as the faithful prepared for another Singalong a Sound of Music.
There were fancy dress competitions prior to starting the show, then the big moment. As the Salzburg hills rolled into sight with Maria in the meadow the tone for the evening was set. The audience loved it.
- 1 Smoke seen across Ipswich as crews tackle large fire
- 2 Strong interest expected as 'prime' town centre shop unit hits market with price tag of more than £1m
- 3 Ongoing heathland blaze sees 147 calls made to fire service
- 4 Farmer 'heartbroken' as land sees fourth fire in 10 days
- 5 Investigations ongoing into 'inter-gang disputes' in town
- 6 Convicted murderer released on temporary license arrested in Ipswich
- 7 'He'd be dead' - mum's terror after wave drags her and baby down beach
- 8 Matchday Recap: How Town's cup defeat to Colchester played out
- 9 21-year-old man drowned on hottest day of the year, inquest hears
- 10 Meeting to discuss traffic calming measures after community concerns
This is not for the Sound of Music purist; the baddies are booed and hissed, alternative dialogue is shouted by the audience to hoots of laughter from all around. Every song in the film is sung by the audience. Party poppers exploded around the theatre when Captain von Trapp kisses Maria for the first time. In the famous churchyard scene those with torches shone them around the auditorium looking for the van Trapp family hiding behind their makeshift gravestones (the seats!).
A fitting tribute to the talent of Rodgers and Hammerstein that this magical film is still enduringly popular 40 years on, this interactive version is an absolute must, though not for the faint of heart. Next time its near you, do yourself a favour; go. Dress up, join in and have a great night out.